Mask of Purim: Showing Up

The upcoming holiday of Purim and the story of Esther remind me to reveal myself and take off my mask.  Many Jews celebrate Purim by dressing up and putting on a mask. The semester I lived in Jerusalem, was the first time I saw Purim could be as large a celebration as Halloween in Los … Continued

Oh the Places you Can go: Morocco

Uncovering Jewish Morocco Lisa Niver Rajna will share travel tips for and information about the Jewish side of Morocco and Marrakech tours. By Amy Sommer  |  March 06, 2011 We’ve heard so much about North African turmoil of late that it is easy to forget that this part of the world is the cradle of history for most … Continued

May the Force be with You: Physical Science and your Child

Creating a building with gumdrops  The California Department of Education states “We are all born with natural curiosity about our world. Science is an extension of this curiosity. When we read about a new discovery, watch a bird fly, or think about how something works, we are doing science. When we pursue knowledge we are … Continued

What The Hell To Do In Death Valley?

Badwater When I told friends that my brother and I were heading off to Death Valley for a long weekend, the initial question posed to me was a simple, Why? and isn’t it too hot there? The question should be,What isn’t there to do… DAY 1 From West Los Angeles,  Michael and I departed at … Continued

Nearly Robbed in Northern Sri Lanka

Last summer during a six week adventure in Sri Lanka, the small tear drop shaped island near India, I stood crushed for hours against George in three different crowded buses on a Friday evening in a near pilgrimage to the Far Northwest. I thought the war was over when we decided to journey on a … Continued

Simply Science Summer Camp Guest Stars for 2011

Simply Science Summer ProgramGuest Stars 2011 Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri June 20Franklin Hayes Marionettes June 21Heal the Bay June 22Lego Building Festival June 23Los Angeles ZOO June 24Mad science: Dry ice June 27Race Car Event June 28Wildlife on Wheels June 29Santa Monica Bay Keepers June 30Rockets & Robots July 1Bubbles Explosion **Subject to Change**

Remote Northern Colombia: La Guajira Peninsula

During our travels in Northern Colombia we left behind the city of Cartagena, the town of Santa Marta, and and the quickly growing fishing village known as Taganga, to get truly off the radar.  After a four hour drive from Santa Marta we arrived in Riohacha, a small coastal city that feels a little rough … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel